Special Weather Statement
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040 WWUS81 KBOX 180038 SPSBOX Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA 838 PM EDT FRI AUG 17 2018 MAZ002-003-008>011-180145- Western Franklin MA-Western Hampshire MA-Western Hampden MA- Eastern Hampden MA-Eastern Franklin MA-Eastern Hampshire MA- 838 PM EDT FRI AUG 17 2018 ...STRONG THUNDERSTORM... At 837 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Becket, or 10 miles southeast of Pittsfield, moving east at 30 mph. Wind gusts up to 50 mph will accompany this storm. Locations impacted include... Holyoke, Amherst, Northampton, Deerfield, South Hadley, Easthampton, Granby, Southampton, Hadley, Sunderland, Hatfield, Williamsburg, Huntington, Conway, Leverett, Ashfield, Westhampton, Whately, Chester and Blandford. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Get indoors when this storm approaches. Winds may be strong enough to produce minor damage, such as a few downed branches. Frequent lightning was occurring. Lightning can strike far away from the storm. Go inside a building or vehicle. Wait at least 30 minutes until after the storm has passed to resume outdoor activities. This storm may intensify and become capable of producing more damage. Stay tuned for updated statements and possible warnings. && LAT...LON 4238 7307 4239 7305 4238 7301 4247 7298 4250 7253 4223 7253 4222 7301 4231 7300 4231 7303 4233 7306 TIME...MOT...LOC 0037Z 270DEG 25KT 4237 7309 $$ Belk

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